Residencies & Workshops

WP Puppet Theatre’s puppetry based workshops and residencies present a wide range of opportunities to link to both specific learning objectives and to 21st century learning skills. Our goal is to support classroom learning, inspire students to be creators, performers and makers and be a resource for both teachers and students.

Puppetry is an umbrella for literary, visual and dramatic art forms. A workshop can be a scaffold to further learning and support development of the following competencies:

  • Critical thinking,
  • Problem solving,
  • Managing information,
  • Creativity and innovation,
  • Communication,
  • Collaboration,
  • Cultural and global citizenship,
  • Personal growth and well-being

Our workshop presenter is Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, BFA,  the Artistic Director and Founder of WPTS. She has over 20 years of classroom experience and received the Puppeteers of America Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin Award for Education in 2016. WPTS presents over 450 hours of workshop programming annually.

The School Workshop Program Directory for Grades k- 8,  indicates the width and breath of our workshop program. It can be used to choose a ready -made program or as a springboard to develop a new workshop plan based on student and classroom needs. Workshops typically include puppet making, script writing, character development & performance. All supplies and equipment are supplied

Link to  WPTS School Workshop Directory

Link to  Visual Directory of Puppet Projects

Fund up to 75%  through Alberta Foundation for the Arts Artists in Education GrantDUE April 1st.
WP Puppet Theatre Artist in Residence information package: Artists in Residence Info Pkg 2017-18 

For more information: or 403.228.3373.

Students created this puppet video to show some different ways of settling arguments in one of our residencies.